Making Barbed Wire Obstacles From Scratch

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mr pumblechook
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Re: Making Barbed Wire Obstacles From Scratch

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I've in the past used what they call 'sealing wire', used for security seals for containers.

It's one strand of wire with a second thinner one wound on top in a very long spiral (so that it will grip the seal I guess)

For example : http://img.diytrade.com/cdimg/382340/22 ... e-Iron.jpg

Get galvanised iron wire rather than copper.
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Sounds like a good source for the wire.
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It is pretty generic I think and looks close enough at wargaming distance and pretty cheap.
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Less shiny. I noticed that with the items on the table in the CoC game I ran last night.
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I have just remembered the traditional stuff to make barbed wire out of was fuse wire but you need quite a lot of it & its less avalible now when most homes use trip switches rather than fuses.

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Florist's wire is very useful for modelling. It comes in many gauges from thick-ish to very thin on a spool. It's quite flexible. Ask in your local florist.
In inherited my Mum's supply of flower-arranging wire which should last me out, I reckon, as there is loads of it.
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My way of making barbed wire;
Take a plastic mesh orange bag and cut off single strands along the diagonal.
This will give you plastic strands with little barbs every centimetre.
This can then be twined around adhesive coated florists/tie wire and dusted black-silver-brown.
Link to photo of prototype;
https://photos.app.goo.gl/KymEpW2VRcSX3C8X6
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Those modelling Great War set-ups, remember - no "concertina" wire in WW1. It was just strung horizontally between posts/stanchions, apparently.
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Link to a 3:07 minute video I just posted that quickly runs through how I am now making "look-hard feel-soft" barbed wire (for both fortification & general fencing).
(includes both straight and coiled variants)

https://youtu.be/jIfYUAwsiKI

(*Good for 28mm, OK for 1/72, over-chunky for 15mm)
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